By Dervish / Last Updated June 25, 2021

Why need to clone HHD to SanDisk SSD?

Firstly, we should understand that Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives are of different mechanical structures, for example, an HDD reads and writes data on its rotating platter with a mechanical arm moving around, while an SSD works with a chip.

Secondly, from the different mechanical structures between HDDs and SSDs, we know that SSDs can read and write faster than HDDs due to its non-mechanical design, in addition SSDs may make no noise while working since it’s without spinning like HDDs. Still, SSDs are more durable, more reliable and lighter, etc.

Here, SanDisk SSD is well-known and popular among customers, and upgrading your old hard drive to a SanDisk SSD is a good idea. To do so, you need a SanDisk SSD clone software to clone all contents of your HDD to the SanDisk SSD in order to avoid the annoyance of re-installing operating system and applications, even the pain of losing any data.

How to: clone HHD to SanDisk SSD

To clone HDD to SanDisk SSD, we’d like to recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard for achieving the job. Here, before starting doing so, please make sure your SanDisk SSD is connected.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.  Click "All Tools" and “Disk Clone Wizard” at the left pane.

Copy Disk

Step 2. In the pop-up window, “Copy Disk Quickly” will copy only used space so as to save time and storage space, while “Sector-by-Sector Clone” wizard will copy all sectors no matter it is used or not and will take more time and occupy more space on the target disk accordingly. Then, click “Next” to continue.

Copy Disk Quickly

Step 3. Select your source disk and choose the SanDisk SSD as destination disk, and tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD” which will improve the performance of your SanDisk SSD. Click Next.

Destination Disk

Step 4. You can edit your SanDisk SSD here. Resizing the partition as you want by click the options.

Edit Sandisk SSD

Tip: The SanDisk SSD can be larger or smaller than your old drive as long as it is equal or larger than the data size of your old drive.

Step 5. There is a note for how to boot your computer from the destination disk. After reading, click “Finish” to back to the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, and don’t forget to click “Apply” so as to implement the operation.


AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a powerful cloning software for SanDisk SSD, which supports all Windows editions including Windows 7/8/8.1/10 of both 32bit and 64bit. Also, you can use it to migrate OS to SSD, make bootable media, convert between NTFS and FAT32 and so on.  AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports cloning MBR system disk to MBR; if you want to clone sytem disk from MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR/GPT, please employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.